• Antarctica: No Warming Since 1979

    • Date: 25/05/14
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    There has been no warming in or around Antarctica since 1979. http://vortex.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/t2lt/uahncdc_lt_5.6.txt  As can be seen, there were two major cooling episodes, centred around 1993/94 and 1999/2000, since which temperatures have recovered back to the levels of the 1980’s. Indeed the 120-Month running average is still not as high as it was in 1990. This […]

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  • The West Antarctic Ice Sheet “Collapse”

    • Date: 16/05/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Despite having local unstable regions Antarctica has more sea ice surrounding it than for many years, with more ice being added than is being lost by glaciers in the West Antarctic. The media have been saying that the collapse of the West Antarctic glaciers is unstoppable; nothing can halt their retreat, say the headlines. They […]

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  • Is A Super El Nino On The Way?

    • Date: 13/05/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Is the El Nino Coming? Possibly, according to these predictions, here, here, here and here. There has been some discussion recently about the possibility of an El Nino starting later this year and if it will restart global warming. Certainly if the usual effect of an El Nino – warming of the surface waters of […]

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  • Most Himalayan Glaciers Stable And In A Steady State, New Study

    • Date: 10/05/14
    • Current Science April 2014

    The results of a new study show that most of  the two thousand Himalayan glaciers monitored are in a steady state compared to the results of other studies carried out for the period prior to 2001. Aerial view of several Himalayan glaciers. Bahuguna et al.: Are the Himalayan glaciers retreating?  Current Science April 2014 Abstract: The Himalayan mountain system […]

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  • Scientists Have Underestimated Ability To Adapt To Climate Change, New Studies Show

    • Date: 08/05/14
    • Ellie Zolfagharifard, Daily Mail

    As the planet warms, animals and plants are learning to adapt to their new environment by either migrating or evolving, new research has revealed. Many scientists believe the rate of climate change is too rapid for various species to keep up. But two new studies have offered some hope that experts may have underestimated their […]

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  • Judith Curry: U.S. National Climate Assessment Report

    • Date: 07/05/14
    • Judith Curry, Climate Etc.

    My main conclusion from reading the U.S. National Climate Assessment Report is this: the phrase ‘climate change’ is now officially meaningless. The report effectively implies that there is no climate change other than what is caused by humans, and that extreme weather events are equivalent to climate change.  Any increase in adverse impacts from extreme […]

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  • Coastal Megacities Sinking Faster Than Sea Level Is Rising: New Study

    • Date: 01/05/14
    • Sarah Griffith, Daily Mail

    You might think that storms and rising sea levels are the greatest threat to the survival of coastal cities. But in many waterfront megacities the ground is now dropping up to 10 times faster than the sea level is rising, experts have warned. The sinking of cities such as Jakarta and New Orleans is largely caused […]

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  • Models Behaving Badly

    • Date: 23/04/14
    • Dr David Whitehouse

    Science has many useful models including those of the atom, the Solar System, the dynamics of the Universe, the drifting of the continents, the movement of water across a landscape, the flow of traffic, the spread of disease, the behaviour of solids, liquids, gasses and plasmas, the fundamental structure of matter, and of course, the […]

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